12th Annual Festive Home

12th Annual Festive Home…merry and bright!

Festive Home is the Guild’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and the most fun!  Dedicated members of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, along with seven area decorators are transforming our usual white-walled, antique barn gallery space into a magical holiday emporium for the 12th Annual Festive Home, opening Friday, November 18th with a special Preview Party, open to all for an entry fee of $20. Join us as we celebrate the start of Festive Home that night from 6-8:30pm and enjoy festive refreshments, music and more, along with the first peek at our “merry” and ever so “bright” holiday market.  Then, the event continues for five weeks with free admission from Saturday, November 19th through Friday, December 23rd.   This year’s theme for the event is “Merry and Bright!”  We’re glamming up the galleries to showcase traditional and contemporary items throughout. Our decorators have paired up with member artists for the stunning holiday vignettes around the barn acting as the dramatic backdrops for sale items. Returning local designers from Ridgefield include: Rachel Belden, Josh Fischer, Molly Hirsch, Andrea Romeo and Rebecca Baglio. New to Festive Home this year is Christine Griffiths, of Armonk, and Allison Meyler of Ridgefield.

Photo by Mary Harold 2016 decorators: from left, Christine Griffiths, Josh Fischer, Rachel Belden, Rebecca Baglio and Andrea Romeo. Not shown, but participating this year: Molly Hirsch and Allison Meyler. Come by the Guild to check out their spectacular holiday vignettes and shop for all your holiday needs.

Photo by Mary Harold
2016 decorators: from left, Christine Griffiths, Josh Fischer, Rachel Belden, Rebecca Baglio and Andrea Romeo. Not shown, but participating this year: Molly Hirsch and Allison Meyler. Come by the Guild to check out their spectacular holiday vignettes and shop for all your holiday needs.

This holiday marketplace and fundraiser brings many, many shoppers to our charming antique building every year. They will find the galleries brimming with creative gifts like unique hand-made and hand-selected gift items such as jewelry, apparel and original artwork, to decorative and useful objects for holiday home decorating, and much, much more. This year, nearly thirty artisans will have their creations exhibited for sale.

Board member Rhonda Gentry takes the lead for the Festive Home committee again this year. “Festive Home is merry and bright this year, ablaze in Holiday red! Red walls, red displays, and red merchandise highlight this year’s shopping bazaar.” It takes a village to make it all happen and we thank all those who help to make it a success every year.

Members of the Guild, support this fundraiser by creating and donating small canvases for sale at Festive Home, and for this, we thank you. For our twelfth anniversary event, this year’s project theme showcases small works of birds and flowers. All of these canvases are on display and for sale at Festive Home, priced at $50 with 100% of the proceeds coming back to the Guild. New this year is our Small Works’ Attic Art. Guild members’ original works under 16” and priced under $200 are available for grab-n-go gifts in our upstairs gallery. Established in the fall of 1974, the Guild plays a major role in the regional arts community. Funds raised at Festive Home are key to keeping the Guild’s doors open and programs going like the many exhibitions and opening receptions each year, to the satellite art program that brings member artists to downtown Ridgefield venues, to the ARTalk lecture series with Ridgefield Library, to classes and workshops including the multi-arts summer program for kids, plus countless collaborations with other local non-profit organizations. Expanded holiday hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm. Galleries will be closed November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving. Call 203-438-8863 or email rgoa@sbcglobal.net for more information about our Twelfth Annual Festive Home.


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Pen & Ink Caricature Portraits to go!

Pen & Ink Caricature Portraits to go!

Saturday, December 17, 11am-5pmSunday, December 18, 11am-5pm

(sign up for ½ hour time slot)

Popular pencil artist Martha Talburt, well known for her quick portrait sketches-drawings in graphite or pen and ink, will be at the Guild all day on the dates listed above. You can either pose on the spot or bring in a pic of your loved one (please bring at least a 5×7 photo).

Shop around at Festive Home and by the time you’re done, Martha will have your drawing ready for you to take home – a fun and unique gift.

Cost: $35

Spaces Limited!

Call 203.438.8863 or email education.rgoa@gmail.com to reserve your ½ hour time slot.

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